Project Threshold was a huge influence in my life during my undergraduate career at The University of Oklahoma, and I strongly believe the same holds true for the current students of the program. Though I was always determined to graduate, TRiO gave me that extra push I needed during frequent moments of self-doubt and uncertainty. Even though I was already assigned to an amazing counselor (shout out to Mrs. Jackson!), all of the other counselors in the office treated me as their own student.
Anytime I walked into the office, I could sense the strong feelings of happiness, love, and most importantly, acceptance. It did not matter who you were, where you came from, or what your situation was, everyone there from the counselors down to the students were there to help you.
Whether it was venting to my counselor about a difficult class, chatting with other students, or simply fixing lunch in the kitchen facility that was available to us, each and every single moment spent in that office is a cherished one that I will forever hold dear to my heart.
Fast forward a few years and here I am in a graduate school program and furthering my education in a field that I am passionate about, which is something that I never saw happening to me. I now know that this was all made possible as a result of my hard work and the never-ending support of Project Threshold. Therefore, I will always be a huge advocate for Project Threshold. Why? Because I am living proof that #TRiOWorks!
Myria Davis is a graduate student at the University of Northern Colorado studying Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling/Therapy and an Alumnae of OU. During her time as an OU student, she was a member of the Project Threshold family and a McNair Scholar.